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    • Purple Hibiscus

    • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In Purple Hibiscus, she recounts the story of a young Nigerian girl searching for freedom. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother, Jaja, are often punished for failing to meet their father’s expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story is fantastic. The narrator made me want to claw my ears off

    • By Amber M on 25-06-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Isabella

    • The She-Wolf of France
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Historical Work

    • By Gregory on 18-02-11

    Regular price: £36.29

    • October

    • By: Zoe Wicomb
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Mercia Murray is a woman of fifty-two years who has been left. Abandoned by her partner in Scotland, where she has been living for twenty-five years, Mercia returns to her homeland of South Africa to find her family overwhelmed by alcoholism and secrets.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Scribbling the Cat

    • Travels with an African Soldier
    • By: Alexandra Fuller
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger". Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As an ex-Rhodie, both Northern and Southern ....

    • By Amanda on 05-07-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    • An African Childhood
    • By: Alexandra Fuller
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a family clinging to a harsh landscape and the dying tenets of colonialism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Post-colonial memories of a British girl

    • By Amazon Kunde on 14-02-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Queen Isabella

    • Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Popular historian Alison Weir has crafted best-selling biographies of such prominent icons as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. A master at uncovering fascinating and little-known details, Weir brings these historical figures to life with a brilliant blend of entertainment and scholarship. No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. Weir, at long last, delivers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial members of English royalty.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well I solved my insomnia..

    • By Ama on 11-08-13

    Regular price: £36.69

    • A Girl Named Disaster

    • By: Nancy Farmer
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eleven-year-old Nhamo is running for her life. When the village witch finder decrees that she must marry a cruel stranger to propitiate an evil spirit, her only recourse is to steal a fishing boat and go looking for a father she has never met. Alone on the Musengezi River, Nhamo has meager resources to help her survive loneliness, hunger, wild animals, and even land mines.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Warm Place

    • By: Nancy Farmer
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Baby Ruva lives with her giraffe family in a beautiful jungle. One sad day, she is kidnapped and taken across the ocean to a horrible zoo. Thanks to four wise and magical friends she has met along the way, the baby giraffe is managing to survive, but time is running out. The zookeepers are going to kill her, so they can use her cage for a new shipment of hyenas. Now she and her friends must outwit their evil captors and find their way back to "the warm place", which is their home in Africa.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • One Dry Season

    • In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
    • By: Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When she first read of Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley’s travels in the French colony of Gabon, Alexander knew she had to experience the present-day nation for herself. Soon she is retracing Kingsley’s route - struggling through tangled vines in humid rain forests, chugging up the churning Ogooué River in a packed steamer, and fending off gigantic cockroaches. The country she discovers is a challenging mixture of Africa’s exotic past and its practical present

    Regular price: £23.09